El Al May Fly Tourists from Lebanon

El Al may fly out tourists who were caught in Lebanon during the course of the fighting, Transportation Minister Haim Corfu said today. Corfu said he knew of many such tourists.

El Al was ready to honor any tickets of other airlines originally made for flight from Beirut. The problem which has not yet been solved was how to get those tourists from Lebanon to Israel. Corfu said he had asked for the consent of Defense Minister Ariel Sharon to operate two bus lines, one from Nahariya to Sidon on the coast, and the other from Kiryat Shmona to Nabatiya in the central region.

Zvi Zafriri, the director general of the Israel train network, proposed to reconstruct the railway from the border point of Rosh Hanikra to Beirut. He said work could be completed within six weeks at the cost of $650,000.

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